GREEN RIVER — Two Green River residents sustained minor injuries during a house fire that completely destroyed the structure on Fawn Circle late Saturday morning.
The Green River Fire Department, Green River Police Department, and Castle Rock Ambulance all responded to the report of a large structure fire around 11:20 a.m.
GRFD Co-chief Bill Robinson said heavy smoke and visible flames coming from the home. The home next door and a fifth wheel camper were also involved.
Robinson also said the occupants were able crawl out of the home. Fire crews were able prevented the blaze from spreading into the neighbor’s home.
Castle Rock Ambulance and GRPD aided in helping two patients for smoke inhalation and minor burns.
One of the individuals was transported to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County where they were treated and released later that day. The GRFD responded with three engines and 20 firefighters to battle the fire.
“Although the home is a loss, quick actions taken by all first responders made it possible to make sure nobody was seriously injured,” Co-chief Robinson said.
Firefighters also prevented the blaze from spreading to the basement saving some valuables and keepsakes for the family.
An investigation revealed that the fire started when a heater in the garage ignited near a vehicle that was being worked on, Robinson said.
“While this fire spread quick and hot, we are all thankful nobody was seriously injured and only one home was lost,” he said.